Category Archives: Salzkammergut

The Pilgrim Way, St Gilgen to St Wolfgang

During my holiday in St Gilgen I had heard about the Pilgrim Way. It leads from Furberg, near St Gilgen, over the Falkenstein hill, through the hamlet of Reid to St Wolfgang. It involves a steep climb up the Falkenstein … Continue reading

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Blinklingmoos at Strobl.

I had planned a day sightseeing, cruising on the lake and visiting Strobl and St Wolfgang. I had studied the timetable for the ferries and planned to make the final leg of the journey on the old paddle steamer, the … Continue reading

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Rund um’s Dorf. St Gilgen.

Today was supposed to be a rest day. All we had planned was to do a leisurely stroll along the lakeside to Furberg, have a coffee then relax in the gardens at the hotel. By 3.30 pm I was restless … Continue reading

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Schafberg and the SchafbergBahn

22nd July 2013. Austria. Our plan for today was to go up the Schafberg on the cog railway, the SchafbergBahn. This is the steepest cogwheel railway in Austria and was opened in 1893. Steam locomotives make their way from the … Continue reading

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Wanderwalk in Fuschl

I joined Alex, our Rep and another couple on a walk at Fuschl. It was really just a gentle stroll through woodland and meadows to the Bambichlhof Farm. I saw a walk description on a noticeboard in Fuschl. Our walk … Continue reading

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Zwolferhorn–The Panoramic Loop Trail.

The Zwolferhorn is a 1522 m high mountain situated just to the west of St Gilgen on Lake Wolfgangsee. The summit can be easily reached from St Gilgen by taking the cable car. My plan was to do the circular … Continue reading

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Salkammergut. The Five Lakes Tour.

As we were new to the area we signed up with our Rep for the Five Lakes Tour. We needed to get our bearings to help us plan the rest of our holiday. We started off from our resort of … Continue reading

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